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Published August 21, 2012, 03:16 PM

Fatal Grand Forks Fire Ruled Accidental

A fatal fire in Grand Forks last week has been ruled accidental, the Grand Forks Fire Department said today.

By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald

A fatal fire in Grand Forks last week has been ruled accidental, the Grand Forks Fire Department said today.

According to the fire marshal, the fire at 4148 Lark Circle on August 14th started in the kitchen on the surface of the stove and spread to nearby combustibles and the kitchen cabinets. Fred Arnason, 84, a longtime Grand Forks attorney and prosecutor later died from the effects of the fire.

The fire was contained to the kitchen area, with some smoke damage throughout the home.

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